Seven different streams Bhagirathi, Janhvi, Bhilangana, Mandakini, Rishiganga, Saraswati and Alaknanda merge into Ganga at Devprayag. The rock on which King Bhagirath is believed to have meditated, is called BhagirathShila and is located near the temple of Ganga. To this date the water of holy Ganga is believed to have Amrit (nectar) in it. It has been studied by Scientists that the water collected from Ganga at its origin is in a pure state and even after being kept for several years, does not get contaminated.. These medicinal properties of Gangajalare attributed to the medicinal secretions of herbs and mineral content which get mixed with the water.
The river ganges is worshipped as a mother in India.